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April 26, 2001

Police halt Venezuelan protest
Police have broken up violent protests at the Universidad Central de Venezuela after armed students blocked a session of the university parliament. The students were campaigning for changes in the university constitution to combat discrimination over social class and course fees.

Zambian president angers students
University of Zambia students have opposed a plan by the country's president Frederick Chiluba to seek a third term of office and have threatened to use "minimum" force if moves to amend the constitution are not halted.

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